Nuevo Vallarta is one of the most sought-after destinations in Mexico. Thanks to its extensive Blue Flag beaches, you’ll be able to relax under the sun or bathe in the sea with its gentle waves. Discover the climate of Nuevo Vallarta and make the most of your trip. There are unique benefits to be enjoyed in each season, allowing you to plan a getaway to its beaches all year round.
Climate of Nuevo Vallarta
With its tropical climate, this destination is simply fantastic if you’re looking to escape to the sea and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Sierra Madre and the Bay of Banderas.
Thanks to Nueva Vallarta’s latitude, it experiences high humidity during the months of July to September The annual rainfall here is around 1,497 mm – but, even during the rainy season, you can still enjoy beautiful landscapes and truly unique hikes.
Temperature in Nueva Vallarta
In relation to other destinations in Mexico, Nuevo Vallarta has a very pleasant temperature. Even in the rainy season, it feels warm but not suffocating. During the dry season, the nights are still quite cool despite the heat of the day. The average temperature throughout the year is 74°F, with 70°F in winter and 82.5°F in summer. Over the course of the year, the destination enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine. In general, the hottest month is August, while the coldest is January.
In Nueva Vallarta, the rainy season runs from the middle of June to October, with the heaviest rain in September. Since there are less tourists in this season, tourist resorts and airlines offer the best rates at the end of summer and in fall. What’s more, at this time of year, you’ll be able to explore the city without the crowds.
And, during these months, you’ll have the chance to experience spectacular lightning shows and night-time rainstorms. However, downpours come in short bursts and most mornings are sunny. You’ll be free to enjoy the sea at your leisure – or even head to the greener, cooler mountains. When you start to see clouds at about five in the afternoon, head back to the hotel to make the most of its amenities or get ready for dinner.
If you’re a fan of kitesurfing, windsurfing, or sailing, you might prefer the months of February to June. Just 20 minutes away, you’ll find the town of Bucerías, considered the wind capital of the Riviera Nayarit. Here, the wind blows at 5 to 20 mph and can reach 30 mph. Generally, bursts of wind begin near midday and can continue until nightfall. After June, the sea temperature rises so much that sea breezes become far and few between, and much slower.
The weather in Nuevo Vallarta throughout the year
There is no specific month or time in Nuevo Vallarta that can be considered the best. The most popular months run from November to April, but each traveler will have their own preferences and different perspectives. Take a look at the following information to get an idea of the climate in Nuevo Vallarta according to the seasons.
An ideal time of year if you love the sun and fresh air. You won’t have the cool mornings and afternoons of winter, but you still won’t feel the intense heat and humidity of the summer months. Rain is rare, allowing you to make the most of clear skies and outdoor activities. An ideal climate for diving and snorkeling.
The temperatures increase, as well as the possibility of short rain showers at night. However, this is the best season to find great offers and enjoy the beaches with few visitors. The water in the pools and the sea are warmer than ever and the mountains are green and leafy.
Most of the rain occurs at the end of the summer and beginning of autumn, but don’t let that stop you! Remember that rainstorms in Nuevo Vallarta are not as heavy as in Puerto Vallarta and occur in the afternoons and at night. You’ll still be able to enjoy the mornings for outdoor activities and then relax in the spa, the mall or in your accommodation.
This is the favorite season among tourists, and it’s easy to see why:
- The temperature in Nuevo Vallarta gets cooler from November to February, but still remains warm and pleasant.
- There are only a few light and gentle rain showers.
- You can go boating to see humpback whales arriving from the arctic waters. Admiring these majestic creatures as they flap their fins is simply incredible.
- There are a whole host of festivals and cultural events.
Don’t let the climate of Nuevo Vallarta affect your plans
Though certain seasons are more popular, each period has its own advantages and you’ll find modern tourist infrastructure that’s sure to delight at any time of the year. You can also check the weather forecasts thanks to online apps like Meteotrend or AccuWeather.
And, if you opt for accommodation like those on offer at Del Mar Boutique with luxurious, modern, and functional spaces, you’ll be guaranteed a fantastic and unforgettable experience all round. Enjoy a top-quality holiday with your family or friends. With Del Mar and the Nuevo Vallarta climate, you’ll have the perfect combination to enjoy your trip to Mexico.